You notice your deployment and release cycles are slowing, but you need your engineers focused on growth. You have big new clients with demanding SLAs, and you’re not 100% confident your team is ready to deliver.
You want to go agile, but you’re living in a waterfall world. Your systems range from legacy mainframes to new cloud services, so you’re not confident that a new release won’t break something. You’re looking to deliver services to citizens that they need and deserve.
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